Issue 3
October 17, 2016
Register Today for the October 20th Woodward New Officials Institute and Stay For A District Dinner Meeting!
Next classes are October 20th in Woodward and November 17th in McAlester
State law requires each person elected or appointed for the first time to a position of a municipality to attend an institute for municipal officials. The NOI teaches the statutorily required topics such as Municipal Budget Requirements, the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, the Oklahoma Open Records Act, Ethics, Procedures for Conducting Meetings, Conflict of Interest, and Purchasing Procedures . If you sign up for the Woodward NOI, be sure to also sign up for the District Dinner Meeting that day in Woodward too. For more information and additional dates, see the  NOI Page on our Website.
Next District Dinner Meetings Are October 20th in Woodward and Krebs October 27th, Sign Up Today!
Learn to Educate and Advocate!
The next District Dinner meetings are October 20th in Woodward and October 27th in Krebs!  Join us to hear about OML's NEW approach to legislative education and advocacy.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other municipalities in your district and hear about the upcoming legislative session. Talk about this at your next council meeting and make your RSVPs as soon as possible!  OML will facilitate the meeting where we will discuss the 2017 legislative session and share the latest League news. There also will be an opportunity to share what is going on in your municipality. Register online or see  more information  and dates in the brochure.
2017 Election Calendar Now Available on Our Website
Important dates for Municipalities with population over 2,000 and for Municipalities under the Town Meeting Act (population under 2,000)
A variety of election information and calendars are now available for the 2017 Election Year on the OML website. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the OML offices.  2017 Election Calendar Information Online
Register for the November 3rd Employment Seminar at Rose State
Save your place today!
Oklahoma experts are coming together to present the "Nuts & Bolts Help in the Real World" employment seminar.  This one-day event will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Rose State College and will cover topics such as:  Wellness Programs,  Employee/Council Handbook,  Employment Termination & EEOC Complaints,  Social Media & Internet Security,  FLSA, and  Drug Testing.  ( This seminar is eligible for six credit hours in the OML Certified Municipal Official Program.)    Download Brochure or Register Online
Pryor Mayor Wins Public Service in the Arts Award
By Cydney Baron, Pyor Daily Times
Mayor Jimmy Tramel of Pryor has earned the George Nigh Public Service in the Arts Award from the Oklahoma Arts Council for his work in making the Mayes County Cultural Center a "dream that has become a reality" .   See the Article on the Pryor Daily Times Website
Community Leadership Development Travels To Enid for a Fun Session 4!
Mayor Shewey With Claude
CLD Class 5 Discovers "It's A Great Day To Be In Enid!"
The CLD Class was in Enid for Session 4 where in addition to learning about Community Leadership they toured the new Wastewater Treatment Facility, attended a reception at Leonardo's Children's Museum & Adventure Quest hosted by Myers Engineering and had dinner at Napoli's Italian Restaurant. Thank you to Mayor Shewey and the City of Enid for hosting this event!    More About This Session
"If I Were Mayor..." Essay Contest Entries Being Accepted
Essays must be received no later than December 16, 2016
The Mayors Council of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Municipal League invite 8th graders from home schools, public schools and private schools throughout Oklahoma to participate in a statewide essay contest, "If I Were Mayor, I Would ..." to tell others what they would do as mayor to make their city or town a better place to live.    Download Brochure